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ASQ Innovation Conference Saturday, October 26, 2013

Keynote: John Timmerman, ASQ Chair
Saturday, October 26, 2013 • Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel Sacramento, CA


Innovation is today where quality management was 25 years ago.
It is often confined to a small group  of people in your organization—these
great ideas and useful approaches are not always well publicized and do
not always engage all of your people. Innovation can also mean different
things to different people.


Read more here.

Chris Anderson: How to Get Buy-In for Change

Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013 Orlando Gardens

Have you ever had a great idea for a process change or improvement that you tried to explain to management or other employees, but you couldn’t get anyone to listen? You know it’s a great idea and you know it will work, so why can’t anyone else see it too?

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September Job Links

Quality Manufacturing Engineer Lincoln Industrial | St Louis, MO


Quality Systems Manager A Personified Client Company | St Louis, MO


Validation/quality Manager Irwin International Staffing | St Louis, MO


Quality Manager Plz Aeroscience | Pacific, MO


Quality Engineer Rose International | St Louis, MO


Test Analyst/ Qa Engineer Modis | Earth City, MO


Hot Job Interview Tip: ‘Cut To The Chase’

By Jimmy Sweeney, President of CareerJimmy and Author of the new, Job Interview “Secret”

Wouldn’t it be simpler and easier if you could count on a hiring manager to get right down to business and ask the one question that is probably uppermost on his or her mind? “What can you do for our company that no one else can do as well?”
What a powerful query that is. However, most interviewers start with questions that fall into three areas: employment experience, workplace communication, and your personality style. In other words, he or she wants to get a feel for who you are as you relate to these categories. Your answers will help determine if you are someone to interview again and/or hire. These questions appear to be a less confrontational way of asking the one thing they really want to know.

So what should you do? Be prepared for any and all potential questions. Then when they come up you’ll have your responses ready. Also, depending on the interviewer you may be asked questions that require a direct answer such as, “How long were you at your previous employment?” or “What were your daily tasks in your former job?”
OR an individual with a more casual style may put her query this way. “Tell me about a day on the job at your previous employment,” or “What did like best about your job and the duties you had?” See the difference? You may provide the same basic answers to both but you’ll phrase them according to the way the employer presents the questions.

However, regardless of the approach the interviewer takes, keep in mind that what he or she is really asking is the question in the first paragraph above. “What can you do for our company that no one else can do as well?” By checking you out in various ways, he or she is looking for the answer to that question because it is the one that ‘cuts to the chase’. It gets to the bottom line. It brings the interview into focus. It may determine whether or not you get the job.
Whatever the question, approach it in a relaxed and easy manner. Think ahead about the categories involved–your experience, your communication, and your personality because they will be the ones that will grab the hiring manager’s attention and convince him or her that you’re the one who can offer the company exactly what it needs–and you can do so better than anyone else.

In a way it’s up to you to ‘cut to the chase’ too. Don’t wander around, spouting words that take up time and confuse the interviewer. Avoid getting side-tracked. Stick to the point of why you want this job and why you believe that you can be an asset to the company and its mission.
Interviewers are busy people, seeing one person after another for hours at a time. In order to stand out in this line of individuals, you’ll need to stay focused and clear-minded. Keep thinking ‘cut to the chase’, to help you offer only those details that will advance the interview to a place where you can tell the employer is favorably impressed with you.

Most company managers are looking for several key traits: passion, attention to detail, problem solving, leadership, commitment, communication skills, and intellectual curiosity.
Before you walk into the interview room pull together some specific examples from your work life that illustrates a few of these characteristics. At just the right time bring them up and share them as a story, including details, dialogue, conflict, and resolution. In other words, what happened, who was involved, and how did you resolve the problem so the outcome was successful? Whether or not you are asked for examples directly doesn’t matter. Just have them ready to insert into your answers as they seem suitable.
If you enter an interview with a ‘cut to the chase’ attitude for yourself then you’ll likely find the interviewer will do the same–and offer you the job.
Good luck!

Jimmy Sweeney is the president of CareerJimmy and author of the brand new “Secret Career Document” job landing system. Jimmy is also the author of several career related books and writes a monthly article titled, “Tough Times Job Tips.”

Fred E. Miller: No Sweat Public Speaking


“No Sweat Public Speaking!”




Tuesday, September 17, 2013

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August Job Links

Click on the links below to see the job details. New jobs added monthly.


Qa Manager Ferguson Consulting | St Louis, MO

Qa Automation Engineer Stonecreek Staffing | Chesterfield, MO

Quality Engineer Lab Support, A Division of On Assignment | St Louis, MO

Quality Engineer Iii DRS Technologies | St Louis, MO

Vp, Total Quality Management Panera Bread| St Louis, MO

Qa Test Automation Engineer Envision | St Louis, MO

Clinical Quality Database Administrator – Engineering & Systems Design Job Mercy | St Louis, MO

Quality Engineer Iii Drs- Corporate Talent Acquisition | St Louis, MO

Quality Engineer & Program Manager M Boeing | St Louis, MO

Regulatory Quality Management Associate Monsanto | St Louis, MO

Section 1304 Leadership Committee 2013 – 2014


Name Position Email
Chris Anderson Program Chair
Cindy DuHigg Secretary
Denise Arthur Section Chair
Don Cooley Certification Chair
Ed Vallorani Voice of the Customer Chair
Eddie Davis Education Chair
Ian Meggarrey Newsletter Editor
Jim Ebone Placement Chair
John O’Reilly Examining Chair
Katarina Gowins Treasurer
Kunita Gear Recertification Chair
Pam Hustedde Membership Chair
Randy Thompson Audit Chair
Tony Indihar Nominating Chair
Tony Indihar Arrangements Chair

Everyone on the Leadership team is here to serve our members.  Please feel free to contact anyone of us.

Your Leadership Committee

Systems QA Analyst 5 – Duration-4months Location – St Louis,MO

Title-Systems QA Analyst 5


Location-St Louis,MO

Client – Wells Fargo

Job Description:

· Responsible for handling the most complex quality assurance and test environment problems and issues.

· Acts as a lead in the creation, preparation, and conduct of quality assurance reviews and the development and execution of test plans and test scripts. Works with client to establish and maintain a consistent test methodology and to resolve questions during the testing process.

· May serve as a coordinator for all testing activities on a project. Analyzes, tests, and certifies application-specific software and performs ambiguity reviews of business requirements and functional specification documents.

· Uses advanced knowledge of applications to provide technical assistance in identifying, evaluating, and resolving highly complex test problems.

· Researches new products and industry methodologies and facilitates the development of new concepts, techniques, and standards.

· Plans and directs quality assurance schedules and assignments, and monitors project status in comparison to cost/time projections. Logs, tracks, and verifies resolution of software and specification defects.

· Documents all phases of QA process. Directs and serves as a mentor to less experienced staff.: 7+ years IT quality assurance and systems/application testing experience.


Rumki Deb
Technical Recruiter

Phone: 4156965353

VOIP: 2353

Fax: 973-292-2838

Senior Process Engineer: temp-to-perm position


Senior Process Engineer

Provides technical discipline and leadership required to maintain, plan and implement robust and capable processes. Identifies and implements improvements and new technologies to processes to increase productivity, improve quality and reduce costs. Is the leader of equipment troubleshooting efforts; coordinating other support groups to return equipment to service. Is the leader of product/process failure investigations; implementing corrective actions and preparing sound scientific reports. Authors and provides technical support for developing processes and equipment documents including URS, DOE and validation documents. Provides change control authority to ensure the validated status of equipment is maintained. Reviews, monitors and trends daily operating data as needed, issues reports and recommendations based on operating data. Technical requirements include a thorough and demonstrable knowledge of cGMP’s and applicable Industry standards.



· Composing User Requirements Specifications (URS) for equipment and upgrades.

· Maintain control of area process changes and serve as the primary departmental owner of equipment management of change activities.

· Providing adequate and documented monitoring of the process through trending, run reports, and tracking Operational Equipment Efficiency (OEE). Use OEE to identify process improvements.

· Leading process troubleshooting efforts.

· Assist in the development and maintenance of process equipment, procedures, batch records, and training materials.

· Identifying capital needs for the process.

· Support departmental change initiatives for continual improvement, specifically around Operational Excellence, 6-Sigma and Lean Manufacturing applications. Primary departmental driver for cost reduction initiatives.

· Facilitate technical transfers with R&D.

· SME for the process.

· Provides annual capacity analysis.

· Provides technical expertise to project management teams during project lifecycles.

· Executes projects, including:

· Purchases of equipment (lab furniture, laboratory equipment, process research equipment, etc.)

· Composing associated CER and processing financial information.

· Capital funding for outside services as it relates to manufacturing (risk assessments, validation services, process engineering assistance).




· Education required/ preferred: Four-year degree in Mechanical, Electrical or Chemical Engineering. (Other engineering disciplines may be considered based on experience.)

· Experience: Minimum Five (5) years experience working as an engineer in a FDA regulated facility.

· Minimum two years of Manufacturing Experience; preferable in the manufacture of finished pharmaceuticals.

Preferred Skills/Qualifications:

· Verifiable knowledge of and experience in application of cGMP’s, validation, quality systems, document control and the impact of regulatory considerations on engineering initiatives.

· Experience in applied knowledge of aseptic behaviors and techniques associated with pharmaceutical production.

· Experience with aseptic manufacturing equipment (Depyrogenation Ovens, Isolators, Lyophilizers, Liquid Fillers, etc.)

· Proven experience in leading teams, groups or efforts relating to processes and equipment.


Skills/Competencies: MS Office, Proficient in MS Excel



Willingness to work in plant producing radioactive materials and requiring all employees to participate in safety programs designed to minimize potential and/or actual exposure levels.

This is a 3-6 month position

First shift



Kevin M. Martin

(618) 580-7910

Quality Assurance Technician – Hydromat Inc.



SUMMARY: Responsible for the Quality Assurance activities of the organization within a production environment


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Candidate must be able to perform the following with proficiency:
• Open surface plate set-ups.
• CMM utilization and program generation for part inspections, process validation, and calibration services.
• Drawing interpretation.
• Calibration of measuring and test equipment.
• Basic repair and/or adjustment and servicing of measuring & test equipment.
• Receiving inspection activities based on established procedures.

Candidate should be able to perform the following with accuracy:
• Conducts the analysis for inspection, to assure the quality of assigned product or component.
• Applies statistical process control (SPC) methods for analyzing data to evaluate the current process and process changes.
• Documents data obtained during all quality assurance activities, consistent with company policies and procedures.
• Communicates significant issues or developments identified during quality assurance activities.
• Prepares and presents technical and program information to team members and management.
Qualified individuals will possess the following at a minimum:
• Moderate skill in blueprint reading and interpretation.
• Working knowledge of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T)
• Knowledge of shop math and some geometry & trigonometry
• Ability to analyze data and respond accordingly.
• Working knowledge of Windows software environment, PC literate
• Self-motivated and detail oriented in a fast-paced environment
• Good communication skills (verbal and written)
• Proficient in use of all standard measuring instruments micrometers, dial indicators, gauge blocks.

Individuals with the following will have exclusive consideration:
• 2+ years of experience as a CMM operator with some programming on a Zeiss or similar machine is preferred.
• Knowledge of S.P.C. and capability studies
• Knowledge of C.A.D. software and drawings
• ISO-9001/TS16949 knowledge and experience



Kelley Dumey

Human Resource Manager

Hydromat Inc.

p: 314.432.4644
f:  314.692.5161

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